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Soraya Esfandiari-Bakhtiari  (1932-2001)

         Soraya Esfandiary, second wife of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, played in two films: an Italian film cut in three parts directed by Michelangelo Antonioni called I tre volti (1965) (“Three Faces of a Woman”), and She (1965) Both films were shot a few years after Soraya (who couldn’t have children) and the Shah had divorced. Despite a promising debut, she did not pursue an acting career. She wrote her memoirs published in French under the title “Le Palais des solitudes” in the 90’s available on which was a rendition of her first biography and a recent novel “Princesse d'argile”.